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Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).

VIDEO: Vancouver Island painter makes classic oil paintings to celebrate pets

Artist Zann Hemphill offers tips to take the best possible photo of your animal friend

 

Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

 

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pitt Meadows country artist Danielle Ryan. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows country artist vying for top spot in national competition

Danielle Ryan needs fan support to win title SiriusXM’s Top of the Country

Pitt Meadows country artist Danielle Ryan. (Special to The News)
Music on the Wharf concert series. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Museum issues call out for musicians

Deadline for artists to apply for this summer’s Music on the Wharf concert series is Feb. 15

Music on the Wharf concert series. (The News files)
<em>Polar Bear - I see you</em> is one of Burnette Gilles’ favourite paintings. ” I just love that little polar bear’s face looking up and the mom with her ear cocked back going, OK, I know you’re there but I got to get my little baby across the river here.” (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge artist discovers passion after devastating diagnosis

Burnette Gilles is now a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

<em>Polar Bear - I see you</em> is one of Burnette Gilles’ favourite paintings. ” I just love that little polar bear’s face looking up and the mom with her ear cocked back going, OK, I know you’re there but I got to get my little baby across the river here.” (Special to The News)
Potter Kerry McLaren is one of the artists participating in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour on Sept. 25 and 26. (Special to The News)

Art lovers: Mark your calendar for Sept. 25 and 26

24 artists will be set up in 15 studios during the upcoming Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour

Potter Kerry McLaren is one of the artists participating in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Art Studio Tour on Sept. 25 and 26. (Special to The News)
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Abbotsford artist Julia Martens works with a number of different mediums and is looking to grow her art career. (Mitchell Cook photo)

Abbotsford artist using unique abilities to create art

MEI grad Julia Martens, who has a form of synesthesia, aiming to grow art career

Abbotsford artist Julia Martens works with a number of different mediums and is looking to grow her art career. (Mitchell Cook photo)
Trenton Pierre poses next to one of his murals with his mother, Brenda (Keneesh) Pierre. (Karla Parker photo)

Local Katzie artist taking part in young cultural innovator conference

Trenton Pierre has gained a name for himself as a painter of murals and as a motivational speaker

Trenton Pierre poses next to one of his murals with his mother, Brenda (Keneesh) Pierre. (Karla Parker photo)
This is an artists rendering of a storage building being constructed in Hammond. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is working with the building owners to develop community themed murals that will be visible to passersby. Artists are invited to submit proposals for the project before Aug. 28. (Special to The News)

Artists invited to contribute to large Hammond murals

Maple Ridge Community Foundation is accepting art submissions until Aug. 28

This is an artists rendering of a storage building being constructed in Hammond. The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is working with the building owners to develop community themed murals that will be visible to passersby. Artists are invited to submit proposals for the project before Aug. 28. (Special to The News)
The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)
Local artist Wendy Wells is hoping to get a painting back of a boy walking along a boardwalk holding fish. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge artist makes plea for lost painting

The painting depicts a boy walking along a boardwalk in a jungle setting

Local artist Wendy Wells is hoping to get a painting back of a boy walking along a boardwalk holding fish. (Contributed)
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Outdoor locations a studio for his large canvases

  • Feb 26, 2020
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl